- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Failure to cite professional code as evidence was error, but not fatal error
- Remote exam proctoring violates civil rights, California ACLU maintains
- FBI: Impostors posing as regulators threaten medical licensees nationwide with license suspension
- Case against board for refusal to retroactively renew license can continue
- Therapy degree is insufficient for general counseling license, but requiring degree to mention “counseling” is arbitrary
Illinois' central licensing agency announced in November it will simplify the process of applying for licenses for people with criminal convictions. Among other changes, the amount of intimidating 'legalese' language on application forms will be reduced. These changes are part of a large plan by Governor Bruce Rauner's administration and the Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Commission to help former convicts gain employment in Illinois, where many occupations require licensure.